Main Street Toccoa Dedicates Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates another historic plaque. The second historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday at All Things Currahee, located at 46 Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. This location is the previous home of Blumenthal’s Department Store. According to Main Street Toccoa, the location was constructed in 1905 and, as […]

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Indian Basketball Finishes Up Busy Weekend

It was a busy weekend for the Stephens County High School basketball teams. First on Friday, Stephens County traveled to Seneca, S.C. for a varsity double header. In the girls’ game, Seneca took control early, led by Anne LeRoy’s 10 point first period, to cruise to a 52-27 win over the Lady Indians. LiLi Walker led the Lady Indians with […]

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SCMS 7th Grade Boys Fall to Franklin Co.

Stephens County Middle School’s 7th grade boys’ basketball team drops a road game. Thursday, the 7th grade Rebel boys lost to Franklin on the road by the score of 42-25. Franklin County outscored Stephens County in every quarter on the way to the win. The leading scorer for the Rebels was Kumali Perry with nine points. Isaiah Harris and Darrell […]

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Busy Weekend of Holiday Activities Planned in Toccoa

The Christmas holiday season officially arrives in downtown Toccoa this weekend with a full slate of activities. Tonight, Main Street Toccoa will sponsor the seventh annual Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. Christmas Fest will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown area with a host of activities. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s Christmas […]

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Christmas Activities Underway in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Toccoa is not the only community getting into the holiday spirit. Lavonia lit up its Christmas tree for the holidays at an event on Monday. The annual tree lighting ceremony at the Gazebo on Main Street in Lavonia is the town’s traditional kick off to the holiday Christmas season. Those attending were treated to […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Gift Shop

The gift shop at the Currahee Military Museum wants people to know it is not just for visitors to the museum. Thursday, the Currahee Exchange Gift Shop, or the Military Museum Gift Shop, at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa, had a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan said […]

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Collins Speaks on Mental Health Reform Bill Moving Through Congress

A bill with language from 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is moving through the House of Representatives. This week, the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill models its mental health reform on Congressman Tim Murphy’s Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and includes language from Congressman Doug Collins’ Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act. The […]

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SCMS Girls Hoops Sweep Franklin Co.

Another night brings two more wins for the Stephens County Middle School girls’ basketball teams. First on Thursday, the Stephens County 7th grade girls defeated Franklin County, 25-21. Kayla Smith led the scoring with 10 points and Manisha Colbert scored six points for the Lady Rebels. Moving to the 8th grade girls’ game, Stephens County beat Franklin County, 47-19. 11 […]

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Toccoa Discusses Tugalo Street Sidewalk Project

Work is moving along on the Tugalo Street sidewalk after Toccoa City Commissioners help determine a path forward for one part of the project. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse told city commissioners that the sidewalk project is in its final leg. However, Morse said the final leg between Boulevard and Rosedale has challenges. He said the main problem is […]

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